Above: The refurbished athletic fields at the Marcus JCC will be covered with young athletes Aug. 28.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center’s renovated athletic fields are ready for action, and the community is invited to see them and celebrate the start of the fall sports season from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.

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The athletic fields at the JCC underwent renovations starting in mid-November

Work on the multipurpose grass fields at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody, began in mid-November and carried through the winter, spring and summer as part of the JCC’s Framework for the Future capital campaign.

The fields were tilled, leveled, resurfaced and equipped with an improved drainage system. New fencing, updated dugouts with new benches, and shade awnings were added. Indoor restrooms were built near the upper and lower fields.

“We are excited to kick off the fall sports season at our Arthur M. Blank Family Sports Complex,” Marcus JCC CEO Jared Powers said. “We strive to deliver the highest standard of programs and services, and we are proud to provide our members and the community with stellar facilities.”

In addition to youth sports such as baseball and soccer, the JCC fields also host young adult flag football and softball leagues as well as a longtime men’s modified fastpitch softball league in the fall and spring.

Players at the celebration will practice to music provided by a DJ from Vibe Entertainment. The Atlanta Hawks have a variety of activities planned, and a Kona Ice truck will provide refreshment near the fields.

Visitors checking out the improved fields also are invited to swim at the Sherwin Glass Aquatic Center or take a kayak, canoe or bumper boat out on the lake.

For more information, contact Stephanie McCormick at 678-812-4065 or stephanie.mccormick@atlantajcc.org.